Recent Geography Books
Geography is the science that deals with the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena. A literal translation would be "to describe or write about the Earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes (276-194 BC). Four historical traditions in geographical research are the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena (geography as a study of distribution), area studies (places and regions), study of man-land relationship, and research in earth sciences. Nonetheless, modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all of its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. Geography has been called 'the world discipline'. As "the bridge between the human and physical sciences," geography is divided into two main branches—human geography and physical geography.
Cultural Geography Urban Geography World Geography
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Some Notable Geographers
Yi-Fu Tuan (1930-) - Chinese-American scholar credited with starting Humanistic Geography as a discipline
Ellen Churchill Semple (1863–1932) - She was America's first influential female geographer
Paul Vidal de la Blache (1845–1918) - founder of the French school of geopolitics and wrote the principles of human geography.
Carl Ritter (1779–1859) - Father of modern geography. Occupied the first chair of geography at Berlin University
Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) - Considered Father of modern geography, published the Kosmos and founder of the sub-field biogeography